Rachel’s Team Pick:
I take an embarrassing amount of pride in my domicile and domestic skills for a broke 23-year-old who, real talk, actually left the headboard of her bed behind in her last apartment by accident. But I’m really proud of the kitchen-island-on-wheels I got as a gift and the little loveseat I bought off Craigslist from a laid-off dad. I don’t have anything approaching a good or cute or Martha Stewart-esque system for my books, though. Largely they’re in piles on my counter, my table, my floors, and sometimes my bed. I still have pretty much every book I’ve ever bought because getting rid of them makes me feel physical pain, so it’s a pretty real problem. Which is why it’s so neat that there’s 25 DIY bookshelf ideas on the Internet! Some of them are a little beyond my capabilities (there are a surprising number involving ladders and also one involving industrial piping?) but if I could find an IKEA, my apartment would have these wallpapered shelves ASAP.